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RV Rental in Shenandoah National Park

Located in Virginia, Shenandoah National Park covers a region of over 79,500 acres. The park is long and narrow, falling upon part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with the Shenandoah River and Valley on the west and the picturesque hills of the Virginia Piedmont to the east.

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Shenandoah National Park is most famous for its scenic Skyline Drive, a public road running 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Black bear, wild turkey, and deer can regularly be spotted on this drive, while other wildlife such as coyote, skunk, beaver, foxes, and woodchuck also call the national park home.

Things to Do in Shenandoah National Park

There are plenty of fun activities to enjoy in this region, including both indoor and outdoor activities, as well as those catered towards adults and children alike.


With over 500 miles of trails within this area, there’s certainly a walking track for every visitor to enjoy. Some trails take guests deep into the wilderness and forest, while others will direct them to a stunning waterfall.

101 miles of this total belongs to a large section of the Appalachian Trail, a public footpath that, according to the National Park Service, “traverses the scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild, and culturally resonant lands of the Appalachian Mountains”.

As you can imagine, there’s a lot of designated trails within this national park, but thankfully the park’s website provides a list of suggested hikes, broken down into what region they’re located in.

Drive Along Skyline Drive

As mentioned previously, this is perhaps the most famous attraction within Shenandoah National Park, so it’s something no visitor should miss!

It takes about three hours to travel the entire length of the park along Skyline Drive, providing that there are no setbacks such as bad weather or closures. There are 75 overlooks along this stunning drive, all which offer incredible views of the Shenandoah Valley or the rolling Piedmont.

The good news is that RVs, camping trailers, and horse trailers can access this drive. However, owners must ensure that their height will clear Marys Rock Tunnel (just south of Thornton Gap entrance from Route 211).

See an Exhibit

The region also has a number of educational and intriguing exhibits for visitors to enjoy.

Dickey Ridge Visitor Center offers both a movie and an interactive exhibit, including a large interactive topographic map to educate guests about what they’re likely to see during their time in Shenandoah National Park.

Other exhibits take place at Byrd Visitor Center, Rapidan Camp (the former summer retreat of President Herbert and First Lady Lou Henry Hoover), and Massanutten Lodge (the co-owner of Skyland Resort, Addie Nairn Pollock’s historic home).


There are four designated campgrounds available in Shenandoah National Park, along with plenty of backcountry camping opportunities.

These campgrounds include Mathews Arm, Big Meadows, Lewis Mountain, and Loft Mountain. Thankfully, three of these can accommodate large RVs, and these are the Mathews Arm, Big Meadows and Loft Mountain campgrounds.

Although none of the campgrounds offer hookups, these three all have pull-through and deep back-in sites, along with potable water and dump stations.

RV Parks Near Shenandoah National Park

For those wanting to park their RV at a nearby site containing full hookups and other amenities designed for RVers’ comfort, there are plenty of options available.

Luray KOA Holiday Park is one popular option and it’s located less than 10 miles away from the national park. Perched atop a hill above the Shenandoah Valley, it’s also a site that offers picturesque views of the region. They offer a range of different RV sites, including full hookups.

Harrisonburg / Shenandoah Valley KOA Holiday Park is another example of a nearby RV park and this one is located in the heart of Shenandoah Valley, just a 34-mile drive away from the national park entrance.

It also offers a wide range of sites to suit every RV, along with full hookups and other amenities such as a swimming pool, wi-fi, laundry facilities, free hot showers, and more.

Outlanders River Camp provides another great place for RVers to park their motorhome and it’s located just 15 miles from the national park entrance. It’s based on the shores of the Shenandoah River and each RV site offers full hookups with a choice of 30 amp or 50 amp services. Rates start at $40 per night in the off-season.

Shenandoah National Park RV Rental

If you’re thinking of taking a trip to Virginia, there are plenty of Shenandoah National Park motorhome rentals using RVshare that will get you there. These include Classes A, B, or C, as well as motorhome rentals of the travel trailer, sport utility, folding trailer, fifth wheel, or truck camper variety.

Rent an RV Near Shenandoah National Park

Want to rent an RV near Shenandoah National Park? You’ll find RV rentals available across all of Virginia through RVshare, including those within as little as 22 miles from Luray, one of the closest towns to the national park entrance.

RV Rental Prices in Shenandoah National Park

RVshare offers a range of rental price options to suit every budget. Whether you’re looking for luxury RV rentals or cheap RV rentals near Shenandoah National Park, you’re sure to find the RV that’s perfect for you.

Shenandoah National Park RV Rental Rates

With RVshare, you can find RV rentals for your trip to Shenandoah National Park starting at as little as $50 per night. The total cost of a Shenandoah National Park RV rental holiday will depend on factors such as how many nights you rent it for, as well as distance traveled (when adding-on the price of gas).

Don’t forget to also factor-in the price you must pay to stay at campgrounds or RV parks. Despite this, Shenandoah National Park RV vacations can still prove to be an affordable and cost-effective holiday for the whole family!

One Way RV Rental to Shenandoah National Park

Did you know that some dealers on RVshare might be able to offer a one way RV rental to Shenandoah National Park? This means you won’t have to worry about making a roundtrip back to drop it off again. Depending on your situation, this option can save you both time and money.

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